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  • BREAKING! Little Rock Air Force Base under lockdown

    07/23/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 72 replies
    KATV
    Reports of suspicious individual. No more info available.
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    07/20/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | By Lisa Mascaro
    Much has changed since Bill Clinton grew up in this sleepy Arkansas town. The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck, whose owner, immigrant Elvia Bello, sells her famous tamales to the small but growing Latino population in the once-segregated community. But perhaps the biggest change of all in a state that once had reliably elected Democrats is the sandwich-board sign on a corner with hand-painted letters announcing: "Tea Party Meeting 4th Thursday 7 p.m." This busy...
  • Democrats may lose Hope in Arkansas despite Clinton legacy

    07/16/2014 6:22:27 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 15,2014 | Lisa Mascaro
    The former Clinton home is now a well-appointed museum. The old two-lane road in front grew into a bustling artery leading to a Wal-Mart. Across the street sits a taco truck, whose owner, immigrant Elvia Bello, sells her famous tamales to the small but growing Latino population in the once-segregated community. But perhaps the biggest change of all in a state that once had reliably elected Democrats is the sandwich-board sign on a corner with hand-painted letters announcing: "Tea Party Meeting 4th Thursday 7 p.m." The Arkansas target is Sen. Mark Pryor thoroughly embraced by his state six years ago...
  • Body found by Clinton Library in the Arkansas River

    07/14/2014 9:05:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 42 replies
    KATV.COM ^ | 14 JULY 2014 | KATV.COM
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Water Patrol Unit, in addition to Little Rock and North Little Rock Fire Departments responded to the Arkansas River for reports of a body in the water. Authorities say the body is that of a Little Rock man who was reported missing on July 10.
  • Pryor Starts Reserving Fall Airtime in Pivotal Senate Race

    07/12/2014 6:33:07 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 4 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 11, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad
    Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor has been buying up fall airtime for a race critical to nearly every hypothetical Republican path to the Senate majority. The two-term Democrat, who faces the fight of his political life against GOP Rep. Tom Cotton, has so far reserved several hundred thousand dollars worth of TV time for the closing six weeks of the race, according to a media-buying source. The Pryor campaign would not comment on its media strategy, but that’s just an opening salvo in a state already seeing a plethora of spending from outside groups and both campaigns. Amid a vigorous on-air...
  • What's Wrong With Tom Cotton?

    07/10/2014 9:24:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 8, 2014 | Lauren Fox and David Catanese
    Republicans from Washington to Little Rock are privately distressed that Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., – a candidate once hailed as their most talented U.S. Senate recruit of the cycle – has lost his luster in his challenge to second-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. The overarching problem: While Cotton’s resume is sparkling, his persona is flat. He speaks with authority, but lacks warmth. His wooden delivery is more often academic, lacking an everyday, common touch that’s still essential in a place with slightly less than 3 million people, the smallest state in the south. His slender frame and boyish haircut makes...
  • Tom Cotton slightly ahead of Mark Pryor in Arkansas (poll)

    07/09/2014 2:26:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Impact Management ^ | June 29, 2014
    Now, thinking about the U. S. Senate race in 2014… if the candidates are Senator Mark Pryor, the Democrat, and Congressman Tom Cotton, the Republican… For whom would you vote? Press 1. Senator Mark Pryor 43% Press 2. Congressman Tom Cotton 47% Press 3. Undecided 10%
  • Surveillance Video Reveals a Man Beaten, Shot, and Hit by a Car

    07/08/2014 6:57:29 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 8 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 08 JUL 14 | Staff
    PINE BLUFF, AR - A Pine Bluff man has been left with multiple injuries after police say several suspects in an SUV attacked him on June 30. According to the report, 26-year-old Andrew Lawson was forced into a vehicle and then taken to a Pine Bluff hair salon. It was there, surveillance video shows a fight went from the vehicle to the parking lot. Police say Lawson was shot, beaten, and nearly run over. Lawson said, "I was surprised that it happened." "I'm amazed that I survived, and I'm amazed that someone could do that to another person." Lawson doesn't...
  • Senate moves forward on sportsmen bill

    07/07/2014 5:19:28 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | July 7, 2014 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    The Senate overwhelmingly advanced a bipartisan hunting and fishing bill on Monday – but not before facing objections from liberals who criticized the chamber for failing to act on gun-control measures. Senators voted 82-12 Monday evening to move forward on the sportsmen’s legislation, which would boost hunters and anglers through an array of provisions such as helping to build shooting ranges and loosening federal regulations on lead fishing tackle and bullets. The package is a political boon to the host of red-state Democrats up for reelection this year including the bill’s chief Democratic sponsor, North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan. Sen....
  • Exposed! Bill Clinton Paternity Bombshell: I’m Not Chelsea’s Real Dad!

    06/30/2014 6:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 153 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | June 30, 2014 | BOB HARTLEIN
    N A revelation that could shatter Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House, former President Bill Clinton once admitted he wasn’t the biological father of the couple’s only child – daughter Chelsea! That’s the explosive claim of former Clinton aide Larry Nichols – who further claims that Bill confirmed long-standing rumors that Chelsea’s real dad is Webster Hubbell, Hillary’s former law partner in Little Rock, Ark.! As Hillary prepares to announce whether she’ll seek the 2016 presidential nomination, the “love child” scandal centering on 34-year-old Chelsea – now pregnant with investment banker-husband Marc Mezvinsky, 36 – has been slowly building...
  • Arkansas Republican resigns after saying Clinton could 'get shot'

    06/26/2014 2:35:05 PM PDT · by kingattax · 15 replies
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 6-26-14 | Steve Barnes
    LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - An Arkansas Republican official has resigned after telling a magazine former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would "probably get shot" if she returned to the state where she was a lawyer and served as first lady, officials said on Thursday. Clinton, seen as the front runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is set to return to Arkansas on Friday to sign copies of her new memoir. Her husband was the state's governor for 12 years before winning the White House in 1992. Johnny Rhoda, who was chairman of the Republican Party in the...
  • Bill Clinton: Why doesn’t anyone believe we were poor?

    06/24/2014 7:53:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had a rough time of it ever since she asserted that both she and her husband were “dead broke” and “struggled” after leaving the White House in 2001. “A few weeks before they left the White House, the Clintons were able to muster a cash down payment of $855,000 and secure a $1.995 million mortgage,” Politifact observed. “This hardly fits the common meaning of ‘dead broke.’” Clinton might have taken the public backlash over this minor gaffe in stride, but she didn’t. Speaking with The Guardian over the weekend, Clinton again reasserted her credentials...
  • Man Arrested after Harassing Couple in Car He Thought was an Alien Spaceship (video)

    06/20/2014 8:42:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 26 replies
    FOX 16 ^ | FOX 16
    BRYANT, AR - A Bryant man was arrested after police say he followed a couple around town harassing and threatening them because he thought the car was a spaceship and the driver was an alien. The driver of the car was nervous enough to call police and feel threatened to the point he considered the concealed carry weapon he had with him. The man arrested was James Bushart, 44. When police stopped Bushart, he was found with meth, a pipe used to smoke meth and charged with DWI and Disorderly Conduct.
  • How did Hillary's child rapist client die?

    06/22/2014 10:16:13 AM PDT · by Piranha · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 22, 2014 | Piranha (Vanity)
    We all have read about Hillary's legal defense of the accused child rapist and her callous interview about the case. As I saw yet another article about it today, I realized that year in which the rapist died, 1992, was the year in which Bill Clinton was running for his first term as President and conservatives' attention was drawn to the number and nature of deaths of those people who could have said things to compromise his campaign. Does anyone know how this rapist died in 1992? Was there anything mysterious or untoward about his death?
  • Legislators Tell State Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Gay Marriages [Arkansas]

    06/21/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 9 replies
    Arkansas Business ^ | June 20, 2014 | by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK - A resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, which a circuit judge recently overturned, won support from state lawmakers Friday. The non-binding measure, approved by the panel that represents the full Legislature between sessions, also condemns Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza, who struck down the ban as unconstitutional last month. Piazza's ruling said the government can't give rights to a majority group without also extending them to a minority group, even if unpopular. Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Conway, who sponsored the measure, urged legislators to respect the wish of...
  • Reporter: Editor Buried Story on Hillary Defending Child Rapist Because 'It Might Have an Impact'

    06/20/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 16 Jun 2014 | Tony Lee
    mainstream media reporter Glenn Thrush revealed that a former editor of his at Newsday in 2008 delayed and buried his story on Hillary Clinton's defense of a child rapist because "it might have an impact." When Thrush wrote the story on February 24, 2008, Clinton was battling Barack Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination. The more things change, the more they stay the same. ... Newsweek had killed the story to protect its ally Clinton in the White House. ... Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has pioneered the use of social media to further level the playing field, said,...
  • Beebe pagan temple: Town has temple banned for not believing in Christian God

    06/19/2014 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Hugin · 13 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | June 19, 2014
    Yet once the mayor and other neighbors learned the news that this church as in fact a pagan place of worship and not one that pays tribute to God the Father (of Christian religion), negative issues immediately arose. According to the press release, Dahl had also allegedly spoken with city officials in Beebe about temporarily renting a part of a local park for a religious celebration. While it seemed that everyone was behind it at first, as soon as word got out that the event would actually be the 12th annual Arkansas Pagan Pride, Dahl claimed he was told he...
  • Bad news: Aspiring presidential candidate thinks opposing viewpoints “terrorize” people

    06/18/2014 8:48:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 18, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    This is a disturbing statement from a woman who’d like to head the federal government. Noah mentioned this quote in his commentary on the room to Hillary’s left. Gun control is one of few issues where she sent a signal to the party’s liberal base that she might be more boldly liberal than Obama. But this isn’t just an appeal to the Left on policy. It’s an appeal to the Left’s routine and increasing tendency to equate political speech they don’t like with physical violence. See, bothersome political speech with which you disagree is prized and protected. But violence against...
  • Tom Cotton's Message to AR Voters: I'm no Grinch

    06/17/2014 8:13:21 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics` ^ | June 16, 2014 | Manu Raju
    Democrats are trying to turn the critical Senate race here into a personality contest, and Republican Tom Cotton knows he’s got a serious problem if they succeed. A barrage of Democratic TV ads depicting him as a heartless ideologue who votes against farmers and seniors hasn’t helped. For much of the year, Cotton’s opponent, Sen. Mark Pryor, has been seen in many quarters as a dead man walking — a southern Democrat in a state lurching right facing reelection in a year tilted the GOP’s way. But lately polls suggest the race is more like a tossup. So Cotton’s mandate...
  • The Other Upset: Arkansas Obamacaid Architect Loses State Senate Primary

    06/16/2014 7:31:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/16/2014 | Patrick Ishmael
    The focus of most political observers has been on the primary elections in Virginia last week, and for good reason. But a timezone away, there was another important primary taking place in Arkansas. There, one of the Republican architects of the state’s “private option” Medicaid expansion proposal, state Rep. John Burris, was vying for a state Senate seat that was also being contested by newcomer Scott Flippo. Like Virginia, candidate spending was lopsided with the presumed favorite Burris heavily outspending the challenger. But in the end, the race appears to have hinged on one thing above all else: Burris’...
  • Magellan Strategies poll shows Tom Cotton slightly ahead in Arkansas

    06/12/2014 1:53:50 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Magellan Strategies ^ | June 12, 2014
    T4. If the election for the United States Senate were being held today, would you vote for Mark Pryor, the Democrat candidate or Tom Cotton, the Republican candidate? Tom Cotton ............................................................. 49% Mark Pryor .............................................................. 45% Some Other Candidate .............................................. 2% Undecided ................................................................ 4%
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Hillary Clinton removes ‘dead broke’ from her repertoire

    06/10/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 10, 2014
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday tried to clear up the fallout from a comment she made about her family being “dead broke” after leaving the White House in 2001 – a remark that opened her up to charges of being out of touch with ordinary Americans. “Let me just clarify that I fully appreciate how hard life is for so many Americans today,” the former secretary of state said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” She said she and husband Bill Clinton were “obviously blessed” but it was “just a reality what we faced when he got out of the White House...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Arkansas Senate: Cotton (R) 47%, Pryor (D) 43%

    05/29/2014 10:20:13 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 20 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 5-29-14 | Rasmussen
    Republican challenger Tom Cotton still holds a narrow lead over incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide survey of Likely Arkansas Voters finds Cotton, a U.S. congressman, with 47% support to Pryor’s 43%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, while six percent (6%) remain undecided. The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Arkansas was conducted on February 4-5, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence
  • As man's mind fades, heart comes to the rescue

    05/24/2014 1:40:04 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Steve Hartman
    Remembering 60 years back is hard for anyone, but for Melvyn Amrine, it's especially challenging. Melvyn was diagnosed with Alzheimer's three years ago. For his wife, Doris, it's been hard to watch. But she says something happened recently to remind her that the man she fell in love with is still here. "It's special, because even though the mind doesn't remember everything, the heart remembers," Doris says. It happened the day before Mother's Day, when Melvyn, who normally needs help just walking around the block, turned up missing. Police dispatch in Little Rock, Arkansas, put out the call. They eventually...
  • 45 senators, including vulnerable Dems, are asking the EPA to delay incoming emissions regulations

    05/23/2014 6:48:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    It’s only a small matter of time until the Obama administration finally, rapturously releases what its hopes will be the crown jewel of its rise-of-the-oceans-slowing climate-change agenda: Regulations capping the emissions from existing power plants, a.k.a., stamping out coal plants across the country. This set of regs is going to be even more complicated and controversial than the regulations for only new power plants the administration released last year, and as the AP obliquely explains, we’re likely to start seeing those “necessarily skyrocketing” energy prices Obama once mentioned pretty quickly here: Electricity prices are probably on their way up...
  • SenateRaces, RINO Hunting live return thread

  • The Republican Establishment Would Rather Lose Nebraska Than Support Conservatives

    05/05/2014 7:29:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 19 replies
    Red State ^ | May 5th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The Republican Establishment always says conservative purists would rather lose than compromise. But the opposite is playing out in Nebraska. The moment Ben Sasse got endorsed by the Senate Conservatives Fund, Mitch McConnell went all in for Shane Osborn. Well, Osborn is now toast. He has extremely high negatives, extreme negative poll numbers, and outside groups have just finished him off with an ad blasting his involvement in a made up military memo. That leaves Sid Dinsdale who’d have you know he is a lifelong Republican despite years of significant giving to Democrats. Dinsdale too, however, is behind in the...
  • The Morning After In Arkansas

    05/22/2014 8:58:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Dawn doesn't break the morning after an election in Arkansas, but just kind of eases up over the horizon, as if afraid to shine a light on the results. It doesn't come like some hoot owl that can be heard a way off. And by the whole neighborhood. That's not its style this morning. Today dawn comes like a scooch owl, slowly, creeping almost imperceptibly closer and closer and closer to its prey ... until you look down and there's no more prey, only remains. Much like the results of an election carefully recorded in small type on the...
  • Senate Dems to Obama: Reconsider coal rules

    05/21/2014 5:11:11 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A collection of seven Senate Democrats are pressuring President Obama to scale-back the proposed carbon limits on new coal-fired power plants. In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, the senators asserted that the technology the rule is based on is not commercially viable. ADVERTISEMENT "We are committed to improving air quality; however, the emissions standards in the proposed rule are not based on technology that has been adequately demonstrated on a commercial scale," the letter, spearheaded by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) and Joe Donnelly (Ind.) states. Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Mark Warner (Va.), all vulnerable Democrats...
  • Primary Live Thread (AR,GA,ID,KY,OR,PA)

    05/20/2014 3:26:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 466 replies
    It was suggested that one be started so I'll take the lead!
  • Prosecutor Won’t File Charges In Deadly Fort Smith [AR] Mall Shooting

    05/20/2014 5:10:03 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 22 replies
    5 News Online ^ | 5:09 pm, May 19, 2014, | by Curt Lanning
    Sebastian County Prosecutor Daniel Shue has decided not to file charges against a man involved in the deadly Fort Smith mall shooting that occurred on May 10, according to a statement released by his office Monday (May 19). Shue states it is the opinion of his office that Grayson Herrera was justified in his use of deadly force at Central Mall against Fadi Qandil, who died from injuries suffered in the shooting. “This is a justifiable homicide which does not merit the filing of criminal charges,” Shue states. Fadi “Frankie” Qandil, 34, died from injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds...
  • Walker to tea party: Focus on Dems

    01/05/2014 10:04:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 5, 2014 | Tarini Parti
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who survived a recall in 2012 largely due to the tea party, said Sunday that the tea party movement should target Democrats, not Republicans. "The answer is not to take it out on House Republicans in primaries, it's to go to Louisiana, Arkansas and North Carolina," the Republican governor said on CNN's "State of the Union," referring to Senate Democrats who are facing tough reelection campaigns in red states. Walker offered his assessment in the wake of House Speaker John Boehner's recent criticism of some conservative outside groups.
  • Rand Paul tops 2014 campaigns’ wish list

    05/19/2014 2:59:16 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | May 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Titus
    Challengers see themselves in the Texas senator, even in races where their odds of an upset are considered steeper than Cruz’s surprise victory over a GOP establishment figure two years ago. He’s made endorsements in the Oklahoma and Nebraska Senate races, plus the Nebraska gubernatorial race, and sent almost $26,000 to federal candidates through his leadership PAC. “Ted Cruz would be extremely helpful as an endorser and a fundraiser,” said C. Edmund Wright, a consultant to longshot South Carolina Senate hopeful Lee Bright, in an email. “Rand Paul and Mike Lee would be great also.” But, he said, “the reason...
  • In Ark., Obama Is a 4-Letter Word Hampering Dems

    05/19/2014 9:07:19 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 18 replies
    Real Clear Polotics ^ | May 19 2014 | Ron Fournier
    For five decades of Saturdays, Jerry's Barber Shop has been a center of Arkansas politics, servicing receding hairlines for governors, legislators and judges alongside the voters who elect and reject them. "I know how to make a politician tell the truth," owner Jerry Hood says, "put a razor to his neck." That joke never fails. On this Saturday morning, Hood's audience consists of two fellow barbers and four customers, including me – and the crowd guffaws while I blindly scribble quotes in a notepad beneath my barber's smock. I've ordered a Number 1 buzz cut. "People are sick and tired...
  • Arkansas Supreme Court halts same-sex marriages in state

    05/16/2014 7:22:41 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 16, 2014 | By Steve Barnes
    (Reuters) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Friday halted the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first and only state in the U.S. South to allow gay marriage. About 500 gay and lesbian couples have married since a state judge last week overturned the Arkansas ban on same-sex unions. The state attorney general's office had requested the stay to stop counties from issuing licenses and also appealed the decision that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. The Supreme Court issued the stay in a brief, unsigned order, without elaborating on its reasoning. Pulaski County Circuit Judge...
  • Are Republicans blowing it in Ark.?

    05/15/2014 7:09:06 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 13 replies
    UVa Center for Politics ^ | 5/15/14 | Kyle Kondik
    Arkansas now a Toss-up It’s become clear over the past few months that Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), despite the increasing Republican lean of his state, has been holding his own, or better, against Rep. Tom Cotton (R, AR-4). Several positive polls for the incumbent, including a too-optimistic 11-point lead from NBC/Marist earlier this week, moved the HuffPost Pollster average in the race to 45.2% Pryor, 42.7% Cotton. Democrats are defending seven Senate seats in states that Mitt Romney won in 2012. In three of these races — Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia — we perceive a clear Republican edge,...
  • Pryor Turns to Seniors in Ark. Senate Resurgence

    05/14/2014 8:15:44 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 6 replies
    At the start of the 2014 election cycle, Mark Pryor's future in the Senate was widely considered as dead as the raccoons at the Gillett Coon Supper, an annual fundraiser and gathering spot for Arkansas pols. ....... A series of Pryor television ads focus on Medicare and Social Security, hitting his opponent for supporting Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, which would alter the structure of the programs and increase the eligibility age. It’s a well-worn strategy used by Democrats in states and districts across the country and designed to portray their adversaries as extreme. But there are a couple of particular...
  • Bill Clinton: Hillary does not have brain damage

    05/14/2014 2:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Lesley Clark, McClatchy
    Former President Bill Clinton says his wife works out daily and is “still quicker than I am” when it comes to mental acuity, denying an assertion that a fall in 2012 left Hillary Clinton sicker than she’s admitted. “If she has brain damage, I must be in really bad shape because she’s still quicker than I am,” he said. “There’s nothing to it.”
  • Feb 15, 2014: Immigration question for Arkansas Candidates

    05/13/2014 11:03:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 15, 2014 | keeparkansaslegal
    The Faulkner County Republican Party held a debate for the Arkansas 2nd Congressional District in Conway. The Candidates were State Representative Ann Clemmer, Colonel Conrad Reynolds, and Businessman French Hill. The last question in the debate was about immigration and was directed to French Hill. Hill was given 3 minutes for drawing the question, while the other 2 candidates were given a 1 minute response. The question regarding immigration and the responses of all 3 candidates is in this video.
  • Polls show Democrats competitive in Southern Senate Races

    05/12/2014 2:50:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 12, 2014
    Democrats in three top southern Senate races are holding their own — and even running ahead in a few cases — against Republicans in a new poll out Monday. A new series of NBC News/Marist polls show Democrats in Arkansas, Kentucky and Georgia are running even or ahead of their GOP opponents.
  • Rep. Cotton: Where Was President Obama During Benghazi Attack?

    05/12/2014 1:34:38 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 45 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    While some lawmakers have questions about what happened before or after the 2012 bombing of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Rep. Tom Cotton said he wants to know what President Barack Obama was doing during the attack. "As a former soldier myself, I particularly want to know what happened during the attacks. Why didn't the president send reinforcements from Tripoli, or from our fleet in the Mediterranean Sea, or even from Italy?" the Arkansas Republican said Monday on "Fox & Friends." While conceding that support forces "might not have reached Benghazi in time," Cotton said, "You just don't know...
  • Arkansas Poll: Pryor 51, Cotton 40

    05/12/2014 7:24:42 AM PDT · by wmap · 42 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 12, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    A new poll of registered voters in Arkansas shows Democratic sentaor Mark Pryor leading his Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, by 11 points. Pryor receives 51 percent support,
  • Arkansas Becomes First Bible Belt State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage After Judge Lifts Ban

    05/11/2014 7:54:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/10/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    More than a dozen same-sex marriage licenses were issued for the first time in a Bible Belt state Saturday after a state judge declared Arkansas' voter-approved ban on gay wedding to be unconstitutional. About 50 couples had lined up at the courthouse in Eureka Springs in Carroll County, Arkansas, Saturday morning seeking licenses, according to Reuters. But Carroll County Deputy Clerk Jane Osborn told The Associated Press that 15 licenses were issued Saturday. On Friday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, saying it violated equal protection provisions of the U.S. Constitution. "This...
  • Arkansas clerk issues 1st gay marriage license

    05/10/2014 11:06:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2014 12:29 PM EDT | Christina Huynh
    Two women were married on a sidewalk outside a county courthouse in Arkansas on Saturday, breaking a barrier that state voters put in place with a constitutional amendment 10 years ago. A day after Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the ban was “an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality,” Kristin Seaton, 27, and Jennifer Rambo, 26, exchanged vows at an impromptu ceremony, officiated by a woman in a rainbow-colored dress.The couple had spent the night in their Ford Focus after traveling to Eureka Springs from their home at Fort Smith, and was the first of about...
  • Gay couples in Arkansas line up outside courthouse

    05/10/2014 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 10, 2014 | By CHRISTINA HUYNH
    About 10 gay couples are lined up outside of a county courthouse in northwest Arkansas a day after a judge ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. It isn't clear whether any same-sex marriage licenses will be issued Saturday, because couples must find a clerk willing to do so. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ruled Friday that Arkansas' 2004 voter-approved amendment to the state constitution violates the rights of gay couples.
  • ‘Goodbye Mama’: Tornado Victim Sends Heartbreaking Final Text

    05/04/2014 10:15:49 PM PDT · by montag813 · 10 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-04-2014 | TRN
    It’s something she says she will hold on to forever. A victim of the April 27 Arkansas tornado had the moment to send one final text to his mother before the deadly storm claimed his life. “First he said mama, I’m so scared,” Regina Wood, Jeffrey Hunter’s mom, told KFTA-TV. ”He knew how bad it was, these say it’s going to be a direct hit.” All she could do was comfort him and tell him everything would be okay. It wouldn’t.
  • Star City teacher being investigated by school district for alleged racist postings

    04/30/2014 4:38:10 PM PDT · by equalator · 19 replies
    KATV ^ | 4-25-2014 | Elicia Dover
    The SPLC says they identified Star City teacher Philip Holthoff as posting racist comments on the site under a pseudonym, "David Lee Saxon." "I teach social studies in a public high school and I am racially conscious," wrote poster David Lee Saxon. The SPLC says they were able to identify Holthoff's connection to the website by a donation. "Mr. Holthoff gave money on April 20th to the site so we were taking a closer look at him and that's how he came up as a donor on Stormfront," said Heidi Beirich of the SPLC. Beirich says she reached out to...
  • Rand Paul Wins Maine straw poll

    04/27/2014 3:36:28 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 135 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/27/14 | MIKE ALLEN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who spoke Saturday at the Maine Republican Convention, was the big winner in the party’s straw poll. Paul took 26 percent of the vote, to 14 percent for the second-place finisher, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). With 690 ballots cast at the convention in Bangor, the order of finish was: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): 176 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas): 98 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: 70 Dr. Ben Carson: 62 New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 60 Jeb Bush: 57 Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.): 37 Mike Huckabee: 28 Condoleezza Rice: 26